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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] VMware Balloon driver
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 02:13:25PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:52:08 -0700
> Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@vmware.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 01:18:36PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:59:35 -0700
> > > Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@vmware.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Do you see any issues with the driver?
> > >
> > > Only my near-complete cluelessness on the whole topic.
> > >
> > > > Will you be the one picking it
> > > > up and queueing for mainline?
> > >
> > > Spose so.
> >
> > Good. I don't suppose we have a chance making into .34? Being a
> > completely new driver and all...
>
> It's foggy. Is there a good-sounding reason for pushing it in this
> late?
>

We want to get the driver accepted in distributions so that users do not
have to deal with an out-of-tree module and many distributions have
"upstream first" requirement.

The driver has been shipping for a number of years and users running on
VMware platform will have it installed as part of VMware Tools even if
it will not come from a distribution, thus there should not be
additional risk in pulling the driver into mainline. The driver will
only activate if host is VMware so everyone else should not be affected
at all.

Thanks,

Dmitry


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